In the text, Kennedy Warne discusses the efforts made by Seychelles and Aldabra to conserve it natural resources, both living animals and plants, within the parks. One of the main activities that the people engage in is to eradicate all the species that are presenting threat to the indigenous animals. For instance, Red-whisked bulbuls that had been brought to Assumption by the Asian Natives have been eliminated due to their proximity to Aldabra for the fear of invading the parks and competing for the limited food as well as the introduction to invasive seeds and plants. According to Warne, Seychelles Island Foundation cannot take such risk, so it tackles the problem at its source, on Assumption” (89). Other species that have been eradicated are the Madagascar fody which brought with itself hundreds of population in the 2000s.
The author acknowledges that different factors have resulted to the invasive impacts of the new species. These include evolutionary changes and injection of the new biological capital which has resulted to changing species with huge sizes. In Frégate, the author observes millipedes that are gigantic, six-inch, and finger thick, a huge size than the ordinary millipedes (100). The preserved beetles are also gigantic with grappling hooks at the tip of each leg with large abdomen as Braille. All in all, the restoration has aimed and conserving different species including cocoplum, guava, cinnamon, jellyfish tree, and medusagyme. The eradication of certain species to save another has made the islands and parks of Seychelles to retain its indigenous species with Aldabra having currently over 100 tortoises which can be heard “snoring under the floorboards.”